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Fluid Coolers Used by
Ferrari, Parliament, BMW and THE Pope!

Fluid coolers are greening the electrical usage, water consumption and chemical waste of the cooling towers used in industrial process applications...and saving money with rapid payback.

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I had an interesting call this morning from Sasha Logan, the Chief Technical Officer for Green Box America. He got my attention when, after explaining their breakthroughs that save water and electricity (in the extreme!) ... he threw out that the Green Box fluid coolers were used across Europe... and by Ferrari and the Pope!


Got your attention? Check it out on Green Box America's fluid coolers references page.

Fluid Coolers vs. Cooling Towers

All fun aside, fluid cooler technology is worth evaluating. "We can save 98% of industrial water cost and 75% of electricity costs," says Logan. That's a claim work checking into.

Savings from Green Box America's energy efficient, greener "fluid cooler" technology includes:

  • Electricity costs
  • Water costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Chemical and waste management costs
Fluid Coolers were introduced in the North American market after extensive development and operation in Europe for almost ten years. Europe no longer allows cooling towers that use lots of water and chemicals (that have to be replaced yearly, and ... where do they go?)

Cooling towers are the perfect habitat for bacteria such as those buggers that create Legionaire's disease -- hence the requirement for some expensive chemicals that require regular replacement...and disposal.

Green Box, pioneer of Fluid Coolers technology, introduced its latest generation of Fluid Coolers, the FCE Series that operate as an air-to-water heat exchanger, providing a very economical and reliable means of cooling industrial process water. Several fans are employed, variable speed or staged, to match required cooling needs, and the process heat load dictates the Fluid Cooler fans RPM.

"With superior performance to any other Fluid Cooler in the market, the FCE is designed to operate with temperatures like a traditional cooling tower," says Logan. "Thanks to the advanced Adiabatic-SSS, Green Box Fluid Coolers can provide 85° F leaving water temperature. Mated to our Self-Draining Ecologic no-glycol design, we provide clean water in closed loop, with the assurance of no-freeze ups."

Green Box has been designing Self-Draining Fluid Coolers for the industrial market since 1992.

Save Water, Save Electricity

The average Water Savings compared to a cooling tower are over 95% per year. Depending on your process temperatures and location, the average Electrical Savings compared to a chiller vary between 50% - 90% per year."

Industrial Applications

Husky in plastic molding machines has a fluid cooler installed in their training facility in mid-America...and a Green Box Fluid Cooler has been installed in Los Angeles at POM Wonderful.

Industrial sectors that have been identified as being highly appropriate for this industrial process replacement for cooling towers include:

  • Plastics
  • Tires
  • Food Processing
  • Pharmaceuticals

Calculate Real Payback

Payback varies with the highly variable water and electrical utility pricing. Arkansas and Arizona varies greatly from California prices. This plays a major role in payback.

Payback, depending on utility rates, can be a 1 - 1.5 years to 3 years. This could be a phenomenal payback.

How do you calculate payback on an ordinary cooling tower? To compare apples to apples, first compare a conventional investment, and then compare this higher priced product and savings from utility costs, maintenance costs, and waste management of the chemicals involved.

Low maintenance saves money! Hazardous waste management reduction also saves money!

Headquartered in Italy, the American division is located in Bensenville, IL, with a sales presence in California.

Green Box America
Bensenville, IL 60106
Tel. 630-616-5400

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